Cable Avoidance Training 1/2 Day - Awareness course

Become familiar with legislation and guidance available on the subject of avoidance of underground services; what is or is not locatable. Learn about the common CAT & GENNY features. 1/2 day course for up to 6 people (if you have fewer or more people call us for pricing)*

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£695.00 is for 6 attendees*
834.00 incl. VAT)


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Cable Avoidance Awareness Course

Duration: 1/2 day

Price explained: Cable Avoidance Training for up to 6 people (if you have fewer or more people call us for pricing)

The price shown is the base price for up to 6 attendees where courses are delivered at our Staffordshire base.
Speak to one of our friendly sales team if you have any questions or need advice – we‘re always happy to help!

The course is delivered by one of our manufacturer-trained tutors in a friendly yet informative style, with small class sizes and an informative yet relaxed presentation style combine to achieve high customer satisfaction.


What will I learn:

The avoidance of underground services is a requirement for anyone who is penetrating the ground for any reason.

Cable avoidance tools are becoming more sophisticated with each passing year, however the user of this equipment must be able to understand the basic principles and its correct use as well as its limitations in order to maximise its effectiveness.

This course will introduce you to both the theoretical and practical side of this subject.

The course commences by looking at both legislation and published guidance available on the subject of the identification and avoidance of underground services; at what is or is not locatable.

Preparatory research of maps is covered, along with examples of streetworks and site surveys. The course explains the various detection modes and details the location techniques necessary for a methodical and safe CAT survey.

This course will give delegates a clear understanding of the importance of a methodical approach to the surveying and locating of underground services, along with the correct operation of cable avoidance tools and signal generators in their various modes of operation.


Course Contents:

  • Overview of statutory & non-statutory documents
  • Safe systems of work - inc. planning, detecting, identifying & marking underground services, plus safe excavation
  • Preparatory work - inc. ground survey & visual site survey, risk assessment & user checks on the cable avoidance tool prior to use
  • Limitations of use
  • Explanation of operating modes - inc. passive location & active location
  • Location techniques - inc. the sweep search process, pinpointing, trial holes. Determination of direction of the utility & nulling out
  • Use of accessories
  • Depth estimation


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Keep YOURSELF & YOUR STAFF safe out in the field

This course is aimed at anyone requiring an introduction to the avoidance of underground services. Those who have recently purchased a cable avoidance tool or need further information prior to purchasing will be ideal candidates for this course.

The correct set-up and use of the equipment, along with knowledge of operational limitations, is vital to ensure operator safety and the avoidance of any disruption to underground services.

"Safe working minimises the risks to people’s health and safety, as well as services.”

Who would benefit?

  Site operatives
  Safety personnel
  Maintenance staff


  Reduction of risks to Health & Safety
  Compliance with legal requirements
  Adoption of a safe system of work
  Better product familiarisation & utilisation
  Avoidance of high repair & reinstatement costs



  At a location to suit YOU!

  Our coverage is UK-wide!

These courses can be delivered at your premises or near-by hotel on a date convenient for you...
or at our centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.


Minimise time away from work with our 1/2 & full-day courses

Bolt-on modules also available - bespoke to your chosen cable avoidence tools/application. If required, a truly tailor-made service is available!
Each delegate will receive...
A handbook of Cable Avoidance (29-page colour booklet)


CAT and Genny Information Booklet



“training    On successful completion of the course you will be presented with a Certificate of Training.

If you have any questions or you would like to book a date and time convenient for you, contact our friendly team who will help guide you in fulfilling your training requirements - enabling your company to be more streamlined and efficient so you can concentrate on growing your business!


We can carry out training across the UK with recent courses being held in the following towns and cities:

Bedford, Birmingham, Boston, Burton-upon-Trent, Cheltenham, Chester, Chesterfield, Corby, Coventry, Derby, Doncaster, Grantham, Grimsby, Halifax, Harrogate, Hereford, Huddersfield, Hull, Kettering, Lancaster, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Loughborough, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Oswestry, Peterborough, Royal Leamington Spa, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Skegness, Southport, Stoke-on-Trent, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warrington, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, York, Preston, Salford, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Norwich, Ely, Cambridge, Lichfield, St Albans, Gloucester, Newport, Bristol

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Course Details

Cable Avoidance Training 1/2 Day - Awareness course
up to 6

Our Site Location

Century Road
High Carr Business Park

Price Explained

The price shown is the base price for up to 6 attendees where courses are delivered at our Staffordshire base.

Speak to one of our friendly sales team if you have any questions or need advice – we're always happy to help!

01782 563030

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